Explore the art of making elevated, individually portioned desserts with Chef Rachel.
In this dessert-focused cooking class, you'll learn the foundational techniques behind three classic sweet treats. Chef Rachel will guide you while balancing delicate flavors to enhance silky panna cotta, smooth crème brûlée and creamy mini cheesecakes.
While building confidence in your basic pastry skills, you will also practice incorporating fresh, floral aromas and flavors such as rosewater and lavender to add a special touch to these traditional desserts. The individually portioned sweets allow you to easily return to these recipes whether you're making dessert for two or 20.
Guests are welcome to provide wine and beer to enjoy during the class.
Rachel was a fantastic teacher. She worked with me and my wife as part of the Fundamental Dessert Techniques course, which included preparation of panna cotta, cheesecake, and crème brûlée. Rachel was a patient and informative instructor, and allowed my wife and me to do all procedures ourselves, stepping in for occasional recommendations. She had a good balance of advising on technical specifics while also giving us room to do each step ourselves, even if we were imperfect at certain stages. All recipes were doable for non-professionals like us, tasted great, and generated reasonable dessert portion sizes for two people without having too much excess. Rachel brought nearly everything we needed, and coordinated with me a week in advance on what we would need and what she could bring, and nothing was missing when it came time to prepare the recipes. Rachel was parked near our complex before the appointment time, and came in right on time and was ready to go. She was patient as well while my wife and I were still getting our daughter settled in for the evening and switching off for the first 20 minutes or so. Everything was done within 2 hours on the dot, and that was with some recipes taking longer than planned in our oven.
I would highly recommend this course if you are looking for an interesting date night, or have an anniversary or birthday/similar coming up for a partner who loves to cook/bake (or at least the idea of it!). Rachel was a pleasure to have in our home, and we look forward to taking one of her other classes sometime!
02 May 2022
My brother and sister in law enjoyed their class with chef Rachel. She was friendly and taught some great techniques.
16 Apr 2022
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28 Jan 2023
We had the elevated plant based feast with Rachel and it was exquisite. The food was amazing and Rachel was really great! Highly recommend.
22 Jan 2023
Great personality, arrived exactly on time, and learned a few new cooking tricks.
30 Sep 2022
Well laid out and portioned! Excellent flavors that were consistent throughout the courses.
28 Aug 2022
Everything Rachel prepared was our first time experiencing and can tell you it was all amazing, freshness of the smoothie, the perfect spice for the tomatoes and the egg was perfectly made. The Texas toast was by far the surprise to us all as we were just expecting a similar taste to French toast however it’s definitely not. I want to add the presentation was beautiful also.
Rachel’s professionalism was top she cared about certain guests restrictions and made them very happy
13 Aug 2022
Rachel was very nice, dinner was good and she rinsed the dishes. She might have done a better job cleaning the stovetop after frying dinner.
08 Aug 2022
Along with some good friends, we had a spectacular vegan meal with Rachel. The food was incredibly fresh, well seasoned, and we all couldn't say enough about how delicious it was. Chef Rachel was so engaging and was gracious in answering all our questions! Super wonderful experience overall.
28 Jun 2022
Fabulous time and delicious food!
04 Jun 2022
Rachel was awesome! The meal was fantastic and presentation was like a 5 star restaurant. It was a wonderful experience and we will definitely do it again!
20 May 2022
Chef Rachel did an excellent job preparing and serving a delicious vegan meal for my wife and me. She showed up on time, was very pleasant and engaging, despite some occasional child and puppy chaos in our home. Wonderful experience, we highly recommend her!
10 May 2022
Rachel, I have the upmost gratitude for her soul. Her presence radiantly filled the space and her talent is delightful. I look forward to her again and the warmth her art tastes.
18 Apr 2022
Such great food! Rachel was really knowledgeable and it was a fun experience. I would recommend!
02 Apr 2022
Rachel was a blast to have come into our home and teach us some new skills. Perfect date night with delicious meal.
01 Apr 2022
Chef Rachel was amazing! Professional yet easy going and fun - and the food was fabulous!
31 Jan 2022
Rachel makes the most pleasant pastries that have very distinct flavors. She is also able to turn most of her recipes into flavorful vegan pastries.
Chef Rachel is a pastry-making powerhouse and seasoned culinary professional with a passion for sharing her love of baking with other foodies. For over 10 years, she has elevated her craft in bakeries, top-tier restaurants and private events. From upscale French desserts to undeniably gourmet gluten-free delights, Chef Rachel specializes in creating sumptuously sweet cakes, cookies, breads and other baked goods along with classic cuisines, such as French fare.